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How Do Body Sculpting Treatments Work?

Here at Body Details, we often hear the question from patients, “What is body sculpting and how do the treatments work?” As a true medical facility staffed by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs), we believe it is our duty to provide you with as much information as possible, to help you make the best decision based on your body’s unique needs. There are several different types of body sculpting, each working in a different way to eliminate areas of fat from the body. We use the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device to provide the best results, with the least amount of negative side effects.

What Is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting, also known as body contouring, is a cosmetic procedure to get rid of fat cells, reduce the appearance of fat and cellulite, and tighten and firm skin in the surrounding area. Unlike traditional surgical liposuction, the process is non-invasive and does not require you to go under general anesthesia.

Also unlike traditional liposuction, the results of body sculpting take longer to fully appear. Generally, patients see their full results after a period of a few months, with initial results becoming evident after one to three weeks. While with liposuction you will see more significant fat loss immediately following treatment, surgery poses an increased risk of complications and adverse reactions that are not present with the body sculpting techniques employed at Body Details.

There are several types of body sculpting methods, including CoolSculpting, WarmSculpting, Emsculpt, ultrasound therapy, radio-frequency therapy, and more. At Body Details, we utilize the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device, which enables your body to naturally eliminate fat cells through its own lymphatic system both safely and effectively.

Types of Body Sculpting

To understand which type of body sculpting is right for you, based on your unique needs and goals, it’s essential to understand how each method works and the results they produce. We believe in using the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device because it provides patients with an average of 21.6% reduction in fat after just one session. Some patients even see up to 40% reduction in fat with just one treatment. The best part? Side effects are rare and minimal, if any, and there is absolutely no downtime associated with the procedure.

Keep reading to learn how other types of body sculpting treatments work, their average results per session, and the possible negative side effects you may experience. Then, learn more about how the process of apoptosis works with your lymphatic system to produce the results we, and you, will love.


CoolSculpting is a type of body sculpting that gives patients an average fat loss of just 20%. In addition to providing less reduction in fat overall, the results take longer to appear compared to the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device. With the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device, you’ll see your full results in just 12 weeks. With CoolSculpting, it can take as long as four months or 16 weeks.

Additionally, CoolSculpting comes with a myriad of negative side effects such as bruising, tingling and numbness in the area, and skin sensitivity that can last for up to two weeks post-treatment. Some patients experience a rare buildup of new fat in the area that can only be addressed through surgical intervention, posing a significant and costly risk of complication.

CoolSculpting employs the process of cryolipolysis, which freezes fat cells, causing them to die. Your body then slowly expels the dead fat cells over the next 16 weeks. Many patients require two sessions to see the full results. With the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device, you need just one treatment session.


The opposite of CoolSculpting, WarmSculpting kills fat cells using heat and laser technology. The downsides of undergoing WarmSculpting include unpleasant side effects such as a burning sensation, difficulty using the device on certain areas of the body, and the fact that the process uses a belt or wand which can produce uneven results.

With the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device, there is no manual application of laser technology to the body such as with belts or wands. The device scans the topography of your stomach and emits laser energy automatically, eliminating the chance of operator error.


EmSculpt doesn’t work by targeting and killing fat cells in the body, which is a major downside to this method of body sculpting. Instead, it stimulates muscle contractions very quickly, therefore reducing fat by strengthening and building muscles. The procedure uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology.

Unfortunately, when you use the EmSculpt method for body sculpting, you will need to undergo multiple treatment sessions days apart. This can be costly and inconvenient, as many practices recommend a minimum of four sessions to achieve maximum results. Again, the results are not generally as profound as they are with the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device. The average patient sees just 19% fat reduction with this method of body sculpting.

In the end, EmSculpt treatment takes longer, requires more trips to the office, and do not provide the same level of fat loss as the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device.

Ultrasound Therapy (UltraShape)

UltraShape is another body sculpting method that requires multiple trips to the office to reap the full benefits. Most patients require at least three treatments spaced out two weeks apart. Patients lose an average of just 2.5 cm to their waistline after treatment.

Radio-Frequency Therapy (Body FX)

Treatment with Body FX can take up to six months to show the full results, and the procedure can come with some unpleasant side effects. Many patients report swelling and itching in the treated area. The procedure works by emitting radiofrequency energy through the skin to the underlying fat, which makes the tissue heat and then contract. Once your body tissue reaches the appropriate temperature, the procedure then administers negative pressure suction and energy pulses to kill fat cells. This can make the procedure uncomfortable not just after, but also throughout the course of treatment.

You will also need anywhere from six to eight Body FX sessions to see the full results, each spaced a week apart.

Benefits of Body Sculpting at Body Details

When asking, “what is body sculpting?” you must look at the various types of procedures to learn how the processes work. The Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device is superior to other methods of fat reduction for many reasons, and it’s why we love the device so much here at Body Details.

When you undergo body sculpting with the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device, you will only need one single treatment session, which takes just an hour to complete. Then, you’ll see your full results in as little as twelve weeks. There is no pain associated with the procedure, no risk of needing surgical intervention, and you will not need to interrupt your schedule to revisit the office multiple times to complete treatment. You’ll be in and out the door quickly, and back to your regular routine in no time.

The process of apoptosis, which is stimulated by the Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device, means that fat cells die permanently. Your body then naturally removes these dead cells from your system, resulting in a slimmer and more trim figure. With a fully automated system to scan and map your stomach and an autonomous robotic treatment arm, there is no risk of user error, uneven results, bumps, or lumps often seen with other body sculpting methods.

The Dominion Aesthetic eon™ body contouring device is the clear choice when it comes to body sculpting, and we are proud to offer this service at multiple Body Details locations.

Schedule Your FREE Consultation

If you have questions, such as what is body sculpting, what results can you expect, and how does the process work, give us a call. We’ll schedule a FREE consultation where you can come in and speak with a laser specialist, with no obligation. Discuss your fat loss goals and have a specialist evaluate the area you are looking to treat, and get a custom price quote. Call Body Details today!